‘People are on pins and needles’: the Chauvin trial and race in America
Understanding one of America's most culturally significant court cases. The trial of Derek Chauvin — the former Minneapolis police officer who is charged with murdering George Floyd — could indicate the future of America’s political mood as it slowly exits the pandemic. Many believe it will provide an insight into how police officers who inflict a disproportionate amount of violence on black people will be held accountable for their actions. As the world awaits the result of the trial, Claire Bushey asks what was it about Floyd’s death that sparked protests, first in Minneapolis, then across the US and the world?
From Financial Times